– Derek Stanford was unanimously appointed state senator for the 1st
Legislative District this morning at a joint meeting of the King and Snohomish
County councils in Bothell.
excited to get to work in the Senate, and I’m grateful to the 1st District
Democrats and to the Snohomish and King County councils for their support,”
said Stanford (D-Bothell).
has been an honor to serve the people of the 1st Legislative District as state
representative for the past nine years.”
was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and has been re-elected
four times since. In the House, he chaired the Commerce & Gaming Committee
and served on the Appropriations Committee and Consumer Protection &
proud to have played a part in passing historic legislation during my tenure in
the House, from increasing school funding and expanding voting rights to
fighting climate change and protecting workers,” he said. “I believe that
everyone deserves an equitable opportunity to pursue their dreams. Together, we
can tackle the greatest challenges we face and leave our state in better shape
for our children. I look forward to continuing this work in the Senate.”
Majority Leader Andy Billig applauded Stanford’s appointment.
is my pleasure to welcome Sen. Stanford to our caucus. He brings with him a
long, accomplished record of serving his constituents and a wealth of knowledge
that will benefit the Senate and our state.”
year, Stanford was the author of a major law
that bans excessive non-compete agreements in Washington state, as well as
legislation regulating the cannabis
pets from being used as collateral for loans.
earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in
Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey
Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and
statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as director of analytics at
companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also
worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as
principal investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency).